Week of January 18, 2019
We have a three-day weekend this weekend and possibly some snow! I don't ever recall a Michigan winter without snow. As a life-long Michigander, I am actually looking forward to the beautiful white blanket that outlines every branch on the trees and covers the ground! It is so pretty and so quiet when you walk outside during a snow storm.
Morgan has their Winter Wonderland Dance tonight in the gymnasium! Our PTO crew has been busy decorating and students have been talking about the dance throughout the day! There is still time to attend if you did not purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the door for $7 each student. Parents and younger siblings are FREE and a parent/guardian is required to attend with their student.
We also talked about hand washing at Morgan this week. There are several viruses making their way around the building, sending students home from school and keeping some home for several days. While our cleaning crew has been working each night to clean and sanitize bathrooms, classroom sinks/drinking fountains, hallways and more, the best defense for these viruses is good hand washing! I gave students permission to "play in the soap" when they wash their hands and to sing the "Happy Birthday" or "ABC" song while washing to make sure they scrub long enough.
If you are looking for fun in the snow, downtown Rochester is hosting their annual Fire and Ice Festival this weekend, with zip lines, dog sleds, carriage rides and other activities for families to enjoy.
Have a great week!
8 Keys Weekly Ticket Winners!
- Walker--Ownership & Flexibility
- Evelyn--Speak With Good Purpose
- Ben C--Commitment
- Noa--This is it!
- Addiosn--This is it!
- Jonah--Speak With Good Purpose
- Lorenzo--This is it!
Recess--Inside or Outside?
20°F Recess is held outside
15-19°F Wind conditions will determine
14°F or Below: Inside Recess
“Weather.com” for updates.
If temperatures are between 15° and 19°, the
wind chill factor will be considered.
It is important that children dress appropriately: boots, hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat. All students are expected to participate in recess. Fresh air and physical play help develop fitness and increase children’s ability to focus during learning times. Generally, if a child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to go outside for a short break and to get some fresh air.
Band-o-rama Winter Concert
Notes from Nurse Becky--UCS District Nurse
When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?
Protecting your child’s health and preventing the spread of illness to other students is one of our parental responsibilities. Please keep your child at home if you notice any of the following illnesses:
Inform the school immediately if your child develops any of the following diseases: Chicken Pox, Hepatitis, Mumps, Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever,
Impetigo, Scabies, Lice, Flu, Pink Eye, Rheumatic Fever, Ringworm, Hard Measles, or German Measles
Elevated Temperature (Fever)
Your child should be fever free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
Your child should be symptom free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
Cold or Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Infection
Such as persistent cough, green nasal discharge, sore throat and
Suspicious Skin Rashes or Suspicious Infections
We appreciate your support in this matter. If you should have any questions regarding your child and an illness, please do not hesitate to call the school.
Save the Date!--Kindergarten Round Up 2019
UCS Kindergarten Round Up 2019
More information will come soon!
Please share the date with friends and neighbors who have future Morgan Rockets at home, but do not have students presently enrolled at Morgan.
Morgan Lunch Monitors
Morgan continues to look for additional support during the lunch hour. While our building is allocated a certain amount of paid EduStaff lunch monitors, we can take additional support in the form of volunteers. Students really enjoying seeing their parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle at school during the lunch time helping in the lunchroom or walking around the playground with the kids.
If you are interested in becoming a paid lunch monitor, please click on link below to start an application with EduStaff. EduStaff certified lunch monitors are paid an hourly rate each day they work. EduStaff employees can also complete additional, free, online training sessions and become substitute paraprofessionals for additional paid hours of work.
Morgan also takes volunteers with a current background check on file. If you filled out a Volunteer Sheet within the past few years, you should be able to volunteer for field trips, classroom help and lunch supervision. If you are unsure about your volunteer status, please contact the Main Office and Sharon or Melissa can check for you: 586-797-5800.
If you are interested in volunteering during the lunch hour, which runs from 11:30 AM until 12:15 PM each day, please contact Melissa in the main office and let her know what days you are available to volunteer. Grandparents/aunts/uncles/neighbors are all welcome once we have a background check on file.
If you have any questions, please call Morgan at 586-797-5800 or email Mrs. Lasky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McDonald's Restaurant Night
VOLUNTEERS are needed for this event! Please sign up below to volunteer for 1-hour during the restaurant night!
Morgan School Spirit Days
The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!
Friday, Jan. 25: 1/2 Day--Pajama Day
Monday, Feb. 4: Class T-Shirt Day
Thursday, Feb. 14: Wear Red/White/Pink
Monday, March 4: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss Gear
Monday, April 8: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, April 26: Wear Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey
Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day
Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day
Mark Your Calendar!
Friday, Jan. 18: Winter Wonderland School Dance 6:30 - 8:30 PM @ Morgan Elementary gymnasium
Monday, Jan. 21: NO SCHOOL
Thursday, Jan. 24: 1/2 Day of School--11:29 AM Dismissal
McDonald Restaurant Night from 4-8 PM at the McDonald's on 26 Mile and VanDyke
Friday, Jan. 25: 1/2 Day of School--11:29 AM Dismissal
End of 2nd Marking Period and 1st Semester of School
Tuesday, Jan. 29: NAEP Testing for Morgan 4th Graders
Thursday. Feb. 7: Winter Conference Evening--Teachers will send home notes for conference appointments.
Friday, Feb. 8: Morgan Volunteers Winter Bingo night 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the gymnasium
No School--February 16 through February 24
School Resumes on Monday, February 25
UCS News and Updates
Click here to visit the Morgan Volunteers PTO web page and register for updates and volunteer information. Please update your family information each school year.
Mission: Morgan is dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the working relationship of students, staff, and community.
Vision: We are a community of compassionate, committed professionals and learners who become academically successful through collaboration, ownership, and perseverance.